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The benefits of cultivating mindfulness on wellness, strengthening connections with others, and learning are well documented. TLA supports Health and Wellness Services mindfulness programs for CSUMB students, faculty, and staff.

Meditation opportunities and other resources

Mindful Mondays--meets weekly

TLA in partnership with Cooperative Learning Center is hosting weekly drop-in mindfulness/meditation sessions for our campus community every Monday. Sessions will include silent and guided meditations and mindfulness exercises to help mitigate stress and support wellness. Everyone is welcome.

When: Mondays at 4:00 - 4:45 pm 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://csumb.zoom.us/j/91278423278; Meeting ID: 912-7842-3278

Who: Faculty, staff, and students (No previous meditation experience is required)

Questions? Contact Carolynn Schaut cschaut@csumb.edu

Friday Drop-Ins (Mindfulness & Meditation)--Meets Weekly

TLA is also offering weekly Friday Drop-in meditation sessions with Vivian Waldrup-Patterson and Rebecca Kersnar. Everyone is welcome.

When: Fridays at 2:30 - 3:20 pm 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://csumb.zoom.us/j/87339007847; Meeting ID: 873 3900 7847

Questions? Contact Vivian Waldrup-Patterson vwaldrup-patterson@csumb.edu or Rebecca Kersnar rkersnar@csumb.edu to get the Zoom meeting link and iLearn access.

Mindfulness Cooperatives for Faculty and Staff--Meet Weekly

TLA is also offering for Faculty and Staff:

a 4-wk Koru Basic course -- An introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Taught as a weekly, 75-minute class, over four weeks by one or more certified Koru Teachers. No experience is required.

a 4-wk Koru 2.0 course -- An “advanced” class for students who have completed Koru Basic and are eager for more mindfulness. This course also consists of weekly, 75-minute classes, taught over four weeks by one or more certified Koru Teachers.

a 4-wk Real Happiness Meditation cooperative for stress mitigation and self-compassion based on Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation and other resources. No experience is required and drop-ins are welcome.

Questions? Contact Carolynn Schaut cschaut@csumb.edu to get the Zoom meeting link and iLearn access.

Ready to join any of these opportunities?

Additional Resources

Koru Guided Meditation App for your use

The Koru Center is offering a self-guided meditation tool to everyone. Signing up will give you access to all the guided skills and meditations. SIGNUP: https://student.korumindfulness.org/self-guided-class.html

Guidance for using the app. We have created a guide for folks who are new to the Koru app inside our KORU Mindfulness iLearn class. If you would like access to this guide and other resources, please email cschaut@csumb.edu

KORU Mindfulness Classes at CSUMB

We have a team of KORU instructors on campus. Please get in touch with us if you are a student, staff, or faculty member interested in participating in a 4-week KORU Mindfulness class, or if you would like this opportunity for your students. To find out more, contact cschaut@csumb.edu or rkersnar@csumb.edu.

Beyond KORU handout: A list of recommended meditation resources.


  • How to Meditate: Here, we offer basic tips to get you started on a path toward greater equanimity, acceptance and joy. Take a deep breath, and get ready to relax.
  • You Should Meditate Every Day: Sure, it’s become a wellness fad. But it’s the best way I’ve found to keep digital monsters at bay.
  • The 8 Minute Meditation: This is a very readable, simple, and practical approach to meditation. If you do not consider yourself to be the "meditating type," this book is for you. Request a free copy from TLA, while supplies last (email tla@csumb.edu).

Organizations: Mindfulness & Education

Holistic Wellness and Integrative Learning Paradigm

The holistic wellness and integrative learning paradigm was developed by a cross-divisional team of CSUMB faculty, student affairs professionals, and administrators who participated in the 2017 AAC&U Institute on Integrative Learning and Signature Work. Learn more here.